NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.
Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 5 years (DOB: 11-29-14)
Kids: YES, dog savvy, 5 years or older
Dogs: YES, calm, respectful dogs
Adoption Fee: $350
Fenced Yard: No Preference
Evie came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party surrender. Her owners could no longer properly care for her special needs and wanted her to receive much needed medical attention and to find a family best suited to take care of her special needs.
Evie is a sweet, docile, loving, quiet, laid back and caring little frenchie girl. She loves nothing more than to cuddle, take naps, more naps and receive extra cuddles. Evie is a handicapable French Bulldog. She has IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) which is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column bulge or burst into the spinal cord space and in Evie’s case causing her to be paralyzed. However, this condition absolutely does not stop Evie!!! She loves to be around her humans at all times, coos when given petties, relaxes in her stroller when being pushed from room to room and in the evenings prefers to watch TV cuddled up right next to her foster mama. You often can find Evie watching all the happenings in her foster home scooting around in her X-pen making sure she doesn’t miss a beat; she is extremely observant! When Evie isn’t being doted on by her foster family you will find her relaxing on her plush Serta bed gnawing on her beloved nylabone. Evie currently lives with 4 frenchie foster siblings. She does extremely well with her foster siblings and any other dog that may come through her foster home. Evie loves all people; big or small! She would most certainly do well in a house with a fur buddy or equally as well as only dog. Evie has not been around cats but given her calm, mellow nature we think she would be just fine. She truly enjoys being around all people and really soaks up all of the attention the people dish out. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Evie is incontinent. She is not aware when she needs to urinate or defecate therefore Evie wears a washable diaper when she is out of her X-pen or while in her stroller. While in her X-pen, Evie is NOT diapered instead washable potty pads are put down in her X-pen. Having her undiapered often throughout the day will greatly assist so she does not develop a diaper rash or a UTI. Evie happily sleeps the day away in her X-pen and does not fuss or whine at all! Her potty pads are changed/washed two times daily which seems to be the right amount to keep her area sanitary and clean. Her poop is immediately cleaned up after she defecates, which is one daily generally.
Medically, Evie is in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had her nares widened, had a dental, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given an okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Evie also had a severe UTI upon arrival and had an ultrasound to assess the issue, which revealed bladder stones. She had surgery to remove the stones and it was found that she had a few previous surgical scars in the same area which indicates she probably had ongoing issues with bladder stones. She is now on a special diet of Royal Canin Urinary SO food. This diet will keep her PH in check so she doesn't develop stones. She will remain on this diet for the rest of her life. Evie is paralyzed in her hind legs and is incontinent due to her spinal injury. Evie has had weekly acupuncture and cold laser therapy treatments to improve her mobility. Although she has regained feeling in her back paws, she still cannot use her back legs. She has a cart from Eddie’s Wheels for supervised use, mostly to offer her exercise. She is adept at using her front legs to get around and can move pretty fast throughout the house if she wants to. Evie does not have pain and is a very happy girl! She must be carried up and down stairs, have no access to any stairs and must not be allowed to jump off of furniture.
Evie would do best in a ranch style house with the least amount of stairs however a house with little stairs is okay as long as she has a pair of loving arms to carry her from room to room (she is a bigger French Bulldog but still is very portable). She gets around quite well dragging her back legs. Evie will require a VERY patient and understanding family who understands that she will never walk again, will need to wear diapers and have her potty pads changed often. It’s an adjustment and quickly becomes a routine. We also think she’d love a family willing to offer tons of attention, cuddle for hours and one with the commitment and patience to properly care for a paralyzed pup. We also think Evie would love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She would very much enjoy it! She never barks and this would be the IDEAL situation for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her X-pen as long as her X-pen has been properly appointed with all the items she needs. Evie is such a delightful pup and she makes it so easy to care for her special needs.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Evie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!